Antonio Rudiger says he is ‘super excited’ to join Real Madrid after both the Spanish giants and Chelsea
confirmed he had agreed a deal to move to the Bernabeu.
The Germany international’s departure from Stamford Bridge was confirmed by manager Thomas Tuchel months ago, with the sanctions imposed on the west London club preventing them from continuing contract negotiations.
Rudiger’s deal with Chelsea will expire at the end of this month and he has now agreed personal terms and put to paper on a pre-contract agreement with Champions League winners Real.
Both clubs confirmed the news on Thursday, with Rudiger signing a four-year deal believed to be worth in excess of £250,000-a-week.
The 29-year-old will be officially unveiled at the Bernabeu on Monday 20 June at midday and will address the media at his first press conference shortly afterwards.
Reacting to his move to Real, Rudiger wrote on social media: ‘I’m proud to announce that I’ll be joining Real Madrid.
‘I’m super excited for all the challenges ahead and can’t wait to play my first games for this huge club. Hala Madrid!’